Tina & Matt's Artists' Treehouse

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Name: Tina Gonsalves, Matt Wild & Pablo
Location: Port Douglas — Queensland, Australia

I am an artist and my husband Matt Wild is a chef. We travel internationally with our three year old son Pablo. Our work means we travel a lot, so we rent our houses when we are not living in them. We've just completed The Artists' Treehouse. We were on a very small budget, so creativity was key.

The house has a light and airy feel which is essential in the tropics. We attempted to capture the feel of the tropical houses that we remembered growing up in. We salvaged old cane furniture from op shops and palm wallpapers from eBay. We painted the inside of the house white, and opened the house up to capture the sea breeze. We filled it with major collections of inter/nationally renowned artists. We spent a lot of time sourcing items from op shops, garage sales and demolition sites.

The Treehouse features three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining table for eight, two living rooms, two bathrooms, with a balcony, garden sitting area and acourtyard area leading to shared pool.

MORE INFO: Port Douglas Artists' Treehouse

Thanks Tina & Matt!

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